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Why Does Your Air Conditioner Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Sylmar and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get a lot of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners expressing that they smell something when their air conditioner turns on for the first time in a while. It’s likely that your air conditioner hasn’t been using for a little while. In that time, dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you start your air conditioner, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will usually go away after a little bit. However, if the smell does not go away after a bit, please inform one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be obstructed. This can cause your blower motor to get overused and could cause the motor, and/or the air conditioner to overheat.

Your air conditioner is going to be an key part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will make sure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 818-370-7266 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.